Pedal without leaving a trace.
One of the objectives of the project is to conserve the territory where it is developed, where we live. That is why the FERA Pyreness Mountain Gravel is built on several axes: cycling, public transport, local economy, impact reduction and compensation of the CO₂ generated.
Cycling as a means of transport that allows you to enjoy the environment away from rushes, noise and smoke. Promotion of cycle tourism as a tourism model, deseasonalized, low impact and far from massification.
Encouraging public transport as a priority to get to the start of the route. The train as a vehicle to reach the Pyrenees.
Boosting the local economy and its products. Traveling linked to the territory where it is developed, respectful of the inhabitants and regulations.
Reduction of materials and impacts. We will prioritize digital formats. A route that does not require extra essential services to be completed.
Economic compensations for all those services that generate CO₂ emissions. Taxi and material transport services will have an extra cost of 0.023 euros/km*.
*Data obtained from the CO₂ eq emissions of a large petrol car (0.43 kg CO₂ eq/ km) (Database: Ecoinvent 3 // Calculation method: Recipe Midpoint Individualist 1.0.4) and the average price of CO₂ on the international market in 2021. (53.55 euros/TCO2) (www.sendeco2.com)
The income generated in this concept will be allocated to the Escola de Pastors de Catalunya, a training school for shepherds in extensive and mountain livestock farming.
Extensive livestock farming stabilizes the population, creates a mosaic territory that improves biodiversity and helps reduce the possibility of large forest fires, as well as reducing the consumption of artificial fertilizers and helping to maintain carbon sinks.